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Schell's Stag Series: Barleywine - August Schell Brewing Company

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80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jera1350 on 03-01-2013)
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chanokokoro

Illinois

4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an unbranded short stemmed tulip/snifter

Thanks to Oboogie for this brew.

Pours a jewel-toned ruby amber capped by a one and a half finger bone white creamy head. Above average retention as the head slowly recedes to a foam ring that leaves behind hints of lacing here and there. Very promising nose, deep fruit tones, toffee, and boozy alcohol. Caramel, toffee, fig, rich dates, and accents of apple peel. Finishes with boozy alcohol smoothed out by nutty caramel notes. Full body, moderate carbonation, smooth and silky on the palate. A very solid English barleywine. This is the first brew I've had from Schell's and it was a good one to sample first. Look forward to trying other brews in their Stag Series.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 05:29:50 | More by chanokokoro
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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

01-11-2014 01:31:46 | More by ystazi
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I wasn't expecting a whole lot, having seen the mediocre reviews of this brew. Boy was I pleasantly surprised. This interesting project from an American adjunct lager brewery must've surpassed their expectations. It certainly did mine.

On tap at Mason Lounge (Madison). In a snifter, a handsome pour, a clear coppery amber with a finger of white head and good retention and lacing.

The aroma is a bit reserved. There's a diacytel caramel, dried fruit, piney hops, and a bit of sharp ethanol.

Flavor in the mouth offers sweet caramel, stone fruit, a bit of citrus, and a floral hop bitterness on the back end. Finishes sweet, with a hint of grassy hops . Alcohol is hardly there.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2014 02:54:01 | More by martyl1000
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Minnesota

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-19-2013 02:16:50 | More by amgamgamg
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dbrelsfo

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1%

12-05-2013 02:47:44 | More by dbrelsfo
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Schell's Stag Series Limited Release No. 7: Barleywine Style Ale. Brewed and bottled by the August Schell Brewing Company, New Ulm, MN.

Clear and lovely, magenta hue, slim ring of creamy foam.

Aroma: malt forward, with fruit notes of cherry, grape, apple.

Taste: Plump in the mouth, bursting with hops, packed to the gills with malt. Nice, wood-y texture in the mouthfeel. Full-bodied, unrelenting flavor. Rich, strong (though ABV is nowhere on the label), and satisfying.

This falls a little short of what I like from a barley-wine, it isn't big, beefy or bold enough. But it's close, and it's a great first stab at the style for Schell's. Tasty stuff.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 04:14:35 | More by feloniousmonk
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Ross_Haddow

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

11-25-2013 01:51:16 | More by Ross_Haddow
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

11-23-2013 06:04:59 | More by mmulebarn
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Snow81

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

10-14-2013 02:16:54 | More by Snow81
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Herky21

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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MasterSki

Illinois

3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from Josh. Thanks dude! Served in a taster pint glass.

A - White foam settles to a near-complete cap, collar, and tiny specks of lace. Transparent bronze body with tiny bubbles present.

S - Fruity and malty, with lots of treacle, nuts, lightly toasted malt, marzipan. Quite sweet, but not overly cloying as there's a good mixture of flavors. Minimal booze, even when warm.

T - Taste is a bit more sugar and caramel-heavy, with a bit more toast and hop bitterness lingering into the finish. Perhaps a bit of lingering alcohol in the finish. Light fruity and nutty notes.

M - Chewy, medium-full body, with lower carbonation, and a bit of warmth on the back of the throat. Lingering stickiness on the palate.

D - Schell's makes very traditional and well-executed brews, and this one is no exception. I had no problem putting down 6-8oz or so. There are a lot worse options out there that cost a lot more. Unusually drinkable for 9.5%.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 00:09:17 | More by MasterSki
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted 17 July 2013. Don't know why it's taken me so long to get around to drinking this, but a barleywine shouldn't change all that much.

Pours a clear medium orange-amber. One finger off-white head, decent retention and lacing. Not a whole lot of visible carbonation. Not bad, not great.

Smell is delightfully sweet and sugary, without being quite candy-like. Like toned-down Southern Comfort, but better. Like sugar-coated fruit, apricots and such, with a grainy background. Hops are barely detectable here.

Taste is all barleywine, though at the moment I'm struggling to parse exactly what that means. Big malts, semi-sweet and robust, with both moderate earthy hops and alcohol providing a medium-gentle bitter wave. The bitterness balances the sweetness nicely, yielding a sort of half-American, half-English barleywine. Tasty, nothing sticking out positive or negative.

Feel is fine. Heavy-bodied, weighty and hefty. Carbonation is good, right on the level it should be. Good and unobtrusive, but not adding much.

A very tasty barleywine, right in the middle of the sweet to bitter spectrum, a shade towards the sweet end. I'm digging it, and my glass is quickly emptied.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 09:41:28 | More by zeledonia
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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Minnesota

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emerge077

Illinois

3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

"2332" code on the bottom of the bottle, neck screened 07 21 13.

Reddish amber, bright clarity, the occasional bubble or two rising upwards. Sticky sudsy lacing around the edges, a thin veil remains before sipping, and a collar around the edges.

Aroma is sweet with bread crusts and caramel, mild toffee and a floral note.
Flavors are similar, bleeding into marzipan and vanilla extract territory, maybe some almond shortbread. Rich and full bodied, mellow carbonation with a minor alcohol sting, sticky on the lips. Lightly floral in the aftertaste, suggesting the use of hops in thebrewing process.

This is reminiscent of Point's barleywine, but it has a bit more finesse.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 02:40:03 | More by emerge077
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Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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Schell's Stag Series: Barleywine from August Schell Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.